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Sony Vaio YB16

Specifications

Sony Vaio YB16
Sony Vaio YB16 (Vaio YB Series)
Processor
AMD E-350 2 x 1.6 GHz, Zacate
Graphics adapter
Display
11.60 inch 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixel, glossy: yes
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
Weight
1.5 kg ( = 52.91 oz / 3.31 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
600 Euro

 

Price comparison

Average Score: 83% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: 67%, performance: 83%, features: 83%, display: - % mobility: - %, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Sony Vaio YB16

83% Sony Vaio YB reviewed: one of the first Fusion laptops on the market
Source: PC Authority English Archive.org version
One thing that we wish Sony had done was slap more memory into the Vaio YB. While 2GB is pretty standard for netbooks, the GPU part of the E-350 eats up 400MB right off the bat. Bumping the RAM up to 3 or 4GB would just give that little bit of extra buffer so memory didn't become an issue when running heavy loads. Overall though, it is a minor qualm over a product that generally exceeds our expectations.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/03/2011
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 67% performance: 83% features: 83%

Foreign Reviews

Recensione Sony VAIO YB
Source: Notebook Italia Italian IT→EN Archive.org version
Positive: design, compact size, display, graphic performance; negative: price, battery runtime, casing stiffness
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/02/2011
AMD pink ultra-portable Sony YB16 sharing trial
Source: enet.com.cn zh-CN→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/18/2011

Comment

AMD Radeon HD 6310: Integrated graphics card in the Zacate netbook processors (e.g. E-350 and E-240) featuring an UVD3 video decoder and no dedicated memory.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


E-350: Dual Core low power processor with an integrated graphics cards. The processor is on a level with Celeron SU2300 (1.2 GHz) and the GPU part about as fast as an Nvidia ION (2).» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


11.60":

This is a standard display format for tablet computers or small convertibles. You see more on the screen than on a smartphone but you can't use big resolutions well. On the other hand, mobility is not a problem.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


Sony: Sony Corporation is one of the largest Japanese electronics companies. The company was founded in 1946 under a different name and initially produced rice stoves. The company launched the first transistor radio. In 1958, the company was renamed Sony. Sony is a combination of the Latin word sonus (sound) and the English word sonny (little boy). Today, its core business is consumer electronics. The company is engaged in the development, design, manufacture and sale of electronic equipment, instruments, devices, game consoles and software. Sony operates in the following segments: Gaming and Network Services, Music, Images, Home Entertainment and Sound, Imaging Products and Solutions, Mobile Communications, Semiconductors, Financial Services and Others.


83%: This rating is slightly above average, there are somewhat more devices with worse ratings. However, clear purchase recommendations look different.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

 

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Stefan Hinum, 2011-03- 9 (Update: 2012-05-26)